As October comes to a close and Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end I want to take a minute to reflect on the Party in Pink fundraiser that we hosted this past weekend to benefit the Susan G. Komen® organization.
This was my first time organizing this event and it was extremely important to me to bring the same level of dedication to organizing it as Tiffany brings to teaching and as all those who participate. This year's party was such a HUGE success and everyone had a blast dancing their hearts out. Everyone was decked out in their best and CRAZIEST pink outfits, shaking their hips and flipping their bright pink wigs around! It was so amazing to see such a large group of lovely people come together with enthusiasm, love and support, all to donate to a cause that has affected so many lives.
Pretty much each one of us has, or knows someone who has a loved one who is fighting or has lost the battle against breast cancer. It could be our mothers, our sisters, our daughters, our friend, our friend's friend, etc. This is why events like the Party in Pink are so important. Events like this bring us all together, as friends, families and acquaintances, all working to eradicate and bring awareness to this disease. It was an absolute honor for our facility to host this event again, and together we raised over $1,500 dollars to donate to the Susan G Komen foundation. While a few people walked away with raffle prizes of their own, I think everyone left feeling fulfilled by both their workout and their donation to the cause. We can't wait til next year to do it all again!
"The Susan G. Komen® organization has transformed how the world treats and talks about this disease and has helped turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. Since 1982, this foundation has funded more than $889 million in research, more than $1.95 billion in medical care, community and provider education, and psychosocial support, serving millions in over 60 countries worldwide." - www.komen.org
- Brittanie M., Exercise Physiologist and Group Fitness Director at DHAC